Tonight at 10 PM ET on Syfy—and later this week in Canada and Australia—is Stargate Universe episode 2.16 “The Hunt,” written by Joseph Mallozzi (and Paul Mullie) and directed by Andy Mikita.
“Hey, my second to last episode of Stargate: Universe, The Hunt, airs this week,” writer Mallozzi posted in his weblog. “It’s an interesting episode in that I tried very hard to make sure most every character got the opportunity to make a contribution. I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts and will make it a point to field your questions after the episode airs.” (Your questions can be directed to Mallozzi directly in the comments section of his weblog.)
Because Mallozzi wrote the episode, he shared with his weblog readers all of the ups and downs he experienced during its production (much of his journey is included in the Production Notes section in the episode’s guide in our Stargate Wiki). He even shared some on-location photos that he took while on a “field trip” to the famous Vancouver forests during the shoot! The weather posed a challenge, but the atmosphere created by shooting at night gave the location and story a “surreal alien feel,” something Mallozzi has enjoyed adding into his scripts as a fan of horror. There will be jump-in-you-seat moments, guaranteed, but there will also be other types of scenes to balance it out, such as “comic beats peppered throughout.”
The episode has an “old-fashioned” Stargate feel to it: the team ‘gates to a planet, gets in trouble, gets out of trouble, and then goes home. Well, at least most of them go home…
Tune in tonight to find out who makes it and who doesn’t, and afterwards, make sure to rejoin us here for our episode poll on the front page.
Link and Spoiler Collection
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